The Starting a Business: People and Networks MOOC will help you understand why building a business is unimaginable without effective business networking.
About the course
This course is the second in a series of six about ‘starting a business’. You can sign up to the other courses in this series through the Going to University collection.
A successful business relies heavily on people and networking. A good team and wider network is essential to success and growth. Whether you have an idea for a venture in the future or you already have a side-line business whilst studying, this course will help you to recognise the people who can help you take your business forward. It will give you the time to plan, share your ideas with others and start to document your thoughts in a structured business plan.
What you will learn
This course is part of a collection from the University of Leeds which has been specifically designed for those studying at school or college. All of the courses will help to enrich and extend your knowledge of a specific topic and develop your transferable skills. These courses will help you with making decisions about which subject to study at university and will give you examples and evidence when developing your university application.
Throughout the course you will be in a community of online learners, providing an opportunity for interactive learning with other students both in the UK and internationally.
Each course is designed to complement your existing studies and aims to:
- provide evidence for UCAS applications and prepare you for university
- help you to gain new skills, think critically and learn independently
- encourage online / social learning
- develop collaboration and analytical skills
- embed current research into your online learning
For information about degrees available at the University of Leeds, please visit the course finder website.
The University of Leeds’ courses benefit from being shaped by the latest research from the University of Leeds and are presented by leading academics who are actively engaged in pioneering research. They will inspire your students to think critically and develop their knowledge and analytical skills.
The course can be used as a wider classroom or enrichment resource or can be used independently by students to discover more about the subject area. Each course provides flexible study and benefits from online discussions with other learners.
No previous knowledge or experience of business or enterprise is required, just an interest in businesses and how they emerge. If you are new to learning online you will find it helpful to take Learning Online: Learning and Collaborating prior to joining this course.
About the instructor
Sally Jones is a lecturer in Enterprise at Leeds Enterprise Centre. She enjoys helping people to develop their ideas and their confidence to take the first steps towards starting a business.
Starting date: 5 December, 2016
Duration: 2 weeks, 2 hours per week
Instructors: Sally Jones
Institution: University of Leeds